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Industrial Control on the Tennis Court

Datapaq applied its industrial heating analysis capabilities to help Wimbledon court designers optimize the design for retractable roofs.
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Will New HTML Code Impact Mobile HMIs?
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Will New HTML Code Impact Mobile HMIs?

As industry gravitates toward greater use of mobile technologies, new HTML code developments could have an impact.
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ABB joins UN climate initiative
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ABB Joins United Nations Initiative to Promote Sustainable Energy

The global power and automation company will provide expertise on energy efficient technologies, including motors and transformers
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Ethernet: Industry’s Interstate Highway

Likening an industrial Ethernet infrastructure to the improved efficiency of U.S. roadways with the creation of the federal interstate system, Belden’s Mark Wylie detailed 12 best practices for setting up your network.
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Bacon is basted and cooked in its own juices in a spiral oven, providing the appearance of a pan-fried product. Source: Unitherm
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More and Better Bacon

A spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens, mass-producing products that look and taste like they were pan-fried at home. Food processors also like the footprint and energy savings.
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SYNCHRONIZATION. Modern industrial Ethernet systems now make it possible to implement high-precision, high-performance synchronization in time frames of 100 nanoseconds, enabling packaging machinery OEMs to achieve reaction times in their machines as fast as 60 microseconds.
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What’s next for packaging machinery automation?

Contributing Editor Keith Campbell scoured the miles of aisles at interpack 2014 to deliver this insightful view of what might be next in the world of packaging machinery controls and automation.
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New report on Dragonfly malware
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New Research Reveals Dragonfly Malware Likely Targets Pharmaceutical Companies

According to a new report, the target of the Dragonfly malware campaign was not the energy industry, as was first reported. The implication is that now discrete manufacturers, not just the critical infrastructure industries, need to factor advanced attacks into their cybersecurity risk assessments.
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Schneider Electric Introduces Unified Supply Chain Management Software for Refineries

SimSci Spiral Suite offers new cross-boundary workflows and creates instant collaboration across the full hydrocarbon supply chain to unlock profitability.
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Vision-Guided Technology Enables Complex Robotic Painting
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How Laser Scanners and Non-Contact Encoders Are Changing Robotic Applications

Painting robots can save time and waste, and the technology is not as far off as you may think.
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Robotic cucumber harvester. Source: www.ieee-ras.org
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Data-Driven Food Processing Extends to the Farm

Just like their food processing counterparts, U.S. food farmers are using data-based decisions to maximize production and increase profitability.
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Optimize Supply Chain Risk Management

The industrial equipment manufacturers that see the best return on their investment in risk management are those that make it a priority, centralize responsibility and invest aggressively.
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The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing could help provide a solution to the knowledge gap left by industry experts retiring in great numbers.
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System Integration: Maverick Acquires CQS Innovation

The acquisition expands Maverick’s batch process and systems validation capabilities, and increases its distributed control systems (DCS) capabilities for the for life sciences, chemical and metals industries.
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